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Old 04-25-2009, 02:28 PM
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Oh, somehow, the cubbies will find a way out of this dire predicament
too much pressure ... LOL
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The famous and much loved Chicago Cubs 3rd baseman passed today at age 70.


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Old 12-04-2010, 07:08 AM
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Heard the sad news of Ron Santo's passing yesterday on the news. Very sad for Ron's family and the whole Cub Nation....actually, now that I think about it....sad for baseball fans everywhere. I am not a Cubs fan by any means. In fact, I would listen to Ron and Pat Hughes on the radio from our home here in West Lafayette, IN just to hear Ron's comments and anticdotes while I was rooting for the Cubbies to go down big. Ron was a great inspiration to those with diabetes and I know he has raised countless thousands of dollars for his cause. I do feel like a legend has passed. Wish he would've gotten into The Hall while he was with us.
RIP Ron. You will be missed by this White Sox fan.
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:28 AM
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Sorry to hear this. I don't know who he is, but I'm sure he was a great guy and will be missed by his fans... RIP Ron!!
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:59 AM
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As you can imagine, there has been a lot of coverage on local TV about Ron's passing, especially on WGN.

It's been nice to see footage of when he was playing and inteviews with some of his former team mates and other players. Ernie Banks, Fergie Jenkins, Mark Grace, Johnny Bench and others. A different era.
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I liked him as a player and a broadcaster. He wore his emotions on his sleeve and truly loved the game. RIP Ron.
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He was a class act.
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Old 12-04-2010, 01:29 PM
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Ron Santo was a class act. I grew up in a Cubs house and saw him play when I went to my first game at Wrigley Field when I was about 10. I think Wrigley Field used to serve Ron Santo pizzas in the late 1960's/early 1970's.
Ron Santo had his name on a chain of restaurants in the Chicago area about 15 years ago, but I believe they are all closed now. I used to eat at the Ron Santo's in Schaumburg near my home and always enjoyed my meal.

Yesterday late morning I called my dad (lifetime Cubs fan) thinking he had already heard the news...he hadn't, and I think he took it kind of hard.

Ron raised a lot of money over the years for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Too bad he never made it to the Hall of Fame while he was alive. A few years ago, Ron's son made a video of his father's story...This Old Cub, which is a great DVD.

Ron's wake and funeral will be held at Holy Name Cathedral on the near north side of Chicago this coming Thursday and Friday. The place will be packed.

He will be missed.
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I heard his annual fund raising walks raised over $40 million. RIP
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Old 12-05-2010, 05:39 AM
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Default Ron Santo will be missed by every Cub Fan

I was a 10 year season-ticket holder. When I went to the game, I always brought my radio to listen to Ron's commentary about the Cub's game. Ron was a great man and loved Chicago. He will be missed by everyone!
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Old 12-05-2010, 04:51 PM
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I read the devastating news early Friday morning, on the Chicago Tribune website. As a life long Cun fan I saw him play many times. So sorry he didn't make the Hall of Fame. It was a real slap in the face. He deserved better.
HawkeyeBarb, I have been to West Lafayette twice this year, for Purdue games. Hope to get there once more for a basketball game. I assume you are an Iowa Hawkeye fan. At least they come to town every so often.
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